Weight loss

Independent and trusted advice about weight loss, including information about weight loss myths, weight loss pills, and gastric banding.


Isagenix under the microscope

It’s an increasingly popular weight-loss program, but there are questions around just how well the claims about Isagenix stack up.

1 Jan 2015 | It’s the program that promises to help you lose weight and make money, but is Isagenix all it’s cracked up to be?

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Online diet programs

We check out popular online diets - can a virtual diet program give you real-world results?

2 Oct 2013 | CHOICE compares five popular online weight loss programs: the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation, the Biggest Loser Club, SureSlim, Weight Watchers, and the Ashy Bines Bikini Body Challenge.


Top 10 tips: weight loss

With spring in the air, losing the winter bulge is a mission for many. CHOICE runs through the top 10 weight loss tips for slimming down - the smart way.

4 Sep 2013 | CHOICE's cheat sheet to winning the weight battle.


What makes you fat?

We take a look at some theories about the causes of obesity.

28 Sep 2012 | The latest science suggests there's more to the recent obesity epidemic than too much food and too little exercise.


Increasing portion sizes

Food portion sizes are increasing, and so are our waistlines. We investigate the connection.

12 Sep 2012 | Supersizing – and increasing portion sizes in general – is a serious issue that needs to be addressed.


Diet clinic shadow shop

We investigate diet programs and uncover confusing advice as well as aggressive sales tactics.

6 Mar 2012 | We put diet programs from Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Cohen's Lifestyle Clinic, and Weight Control Doctor under the microscope.


SensaSlim puts TGA on hold

Weight-loss spray still on the market while consumer champ Dr Ken Harvey battles in court.

21 Jun 2011 | A behind-the-scenes look at the defamation lawsuit by SensaSlim against consumer-health advocate Dr Ken Harvey reveals a deep flaw in TGA regulations.

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Weight loss pills

Can slimming be as easy as popping a pill?

2 May 2011 | We look at the so-called "active ingredients" in weight loss pills to see if they live up to their claims.

Weight loss myths

Weight loss myths

Is your “miracle” weight-loss strategy actually expanding your waistline?

20 Jan 2011 | CHOICE looks at problematic myths and misconceptions, as identified by our in-house experts and a survey of professionals.


CHOICE summer guide

Be proactive about your New Year's fitness resolution with this round-up of tips and recommended products.

20 Jan 2011 | We've put together the CHOICE summer guide to help you get the best start to 2011.

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